Get ready to revolutionize your organization skills with these 17 incredible DIY projects. From smart storage solutions to functional furniture hacks, we’ve curated a list that will declutter your space and enhance convenience in your daily life.
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17. A DIY Sliding Library Ladder Tutorial
To begin the project, start with the materials:
- Track: Purchase a track on Amazon for $99. It includes directions, bolts, screws, metal tracks, and track wheels with a 10-degree angle. Buy separate wheels for $55.
- Install Track: Attach the track to a stud below the designated area. Ensure it’s level and sturdy. This determines the ladder length.
- Wood: Buy three 2×3 inch rough-sawn boards (12′ length) for $60. Plane them to make them smooth.
- Cutting: Measure from the top of the bracket to the floor to determine ladder height. Cut two boards to this length (e.g., 102.25″). Cut the last board into 16″ rungs.
- Drill and Secure: Drill pocket holes at the bottom of each rung. Attach the rungs between the vertical boards. Mark and drill 5/8″ holes for support screws. Secure the rungs using clamps and 2 3/4″ screws.
- Plugging Holes: Use a 5/8″ dowel rod to plug the holes with wood glue. Cut excess and sand flat.
- Wheels: Mark where the wheels should touch the floor while the ladder is on track. Remove the wheels, install them according to instructions, and reattach them.
- Finishing: Choose your preferred finish for the wood. Oil, stain, paint, or leave it bare. Apply the finish evenly and allow it to dry.
- Budget: Track hardware costs $150, and wood costs $60. Additional finishing materials vary—total cost: $210 for a functional sliding library ladder.
Now you have a DIY sliding library ladder for easy loft access!
16. Exciting Storage Hacks for Your Small Bedroom!
Running out of storage space? No worries, we’ve got a treasure trove of hidden possibilities just waiting for you! Get ready to explore the untapped potential right under your ceiling and behind your window. Grab that trusty ladder you’ve been itching to use, and let’s dive into the first idea.
1. Formed Frame: Unleash your creativity by crafting shelves above windows, transforming them into stylish frames. This not only maximizes unused space but also adds a touch of elegance. Take it a step further and extend those shelves along the walls, opening up a world of extra storage possibilities.
2. Neat and Dust-Free: Tired of the clutter? Embrace the magic of closed storage options like a floating cupboard. Grab an affordable crate from Amazon and hang it securely with a drill and some nails. Watch as your belongings find a stylish new home while staying protected from dust.
3. Elevate Your Closet Game:
Say goodbye to the traditional floor-bound closet. It’s time to think vertically! With curtain rods, pulley blocks, rings, string, and the fantastic Racka Curtain rod from IKEA, you can create a unique hanging closet suspended from your ceiling. For more inspiration, check out Contemporist or Fourhangouf to discover innovative hanging closet solutions.
4. Three Aesthetic Window’s Appeal: While this idea might not provide additional storage space, it will certainly elevate the beauty of your room. Here it works: Pin your fabric to create a luxurious curtain-like look. Use three hooks—two at the top and one on the side—to keep your fabric in place. Take the curtain midway up, allowing it to drape and form delightful pillowy layers.
Unleash your imagination and transform your small bedroom into a haven of efficient and stunning storage. Get ready to celebrate the joy of organization!